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Perry to adapt pioneering play

September 05, 2009|Greg Braxton

Tyler Perry, who often appears in drag as the gun-toting grandmother Madea in his movies, will adapt the 1975 groundbreaking play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf" for the big screen.

Perry will produce, write and direct the film for Lionsgate, which plans to release the movie next year.

The Obie-winning play by Ntozake Shange is structured as a series of poems spoken by female characters, addressing issues of love, abandonment, rape and abortion.

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Greg Braxton

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